Perenal azotemia is a condition im which there is a high level of nitrogen bases waste products in the blood
stream, caused by conditions that restrict blood flow to the kidney
. This results in a lower glomerular
pressure, and thus a lower rate of ultrafiltration
. Any disorder that is related to a drop in blood pressure, be it shock or fluid loss from major burn
s can cause azotemia.
All that is often necessary to treat the condition is a treatment of the underlying cause. In the meantime dialysis may be necessary to prevent being poisoned by the waste products in the blood.